We have found from experience that the best guides to the understanding of another culture come from the people who live it and who are prepared to invite others to live it with them for a while, sharing insights, experiences, fun and friendships - many long lasting. These are called home stays.
Apart from journeys, friendships can also develop from participation in the individual club's social activities. In the Reno-Tahoe club these include club-wide social events including local theater trips, summer BBQ's, celebration of World Friendship Day activities, an occasional Mystery Trip or other excursion and a yearly Christmas Party.
The central activity for the Reno-Tahoe club is the planned journeys and the homestays. On all journeys inbound from somewhere else, Ambassadors, as they are called, live with their Hosts and the host club provides a program for a typical six or seven day visit. Home hospitality is coupled with the cultural exploration of the Reno-Tahoe surrounding area. Members may participate by becoming Hosts, Day Hosts, hosting dinners and/or preparing the overall journey program while making new friends in the process.
There are lots of ways to participate in Friendship Force. It opens doors to travel and new experiences with local guides. If you can't travel, Friendship Force brings the world to you. You can open your home to ambassadors or simply participate in local host activities.